The U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom faces "significant challenges" in implementing the newly passed Online Safety Act, which is intended to protect children from online harm, says analysis by the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts.
Large language models may boost the capabilities of novice hackers but are of little use to threat actors past their salad days, concludes a British governmental evaluation. "There may be a limited number of tasks in which use of currently deployed LLMs could increase the capability of a novice."
The U.K. government is mulling the rollout of a voluntary set of rules urging software vendors to responsibly disclose vulnerabilities in their systems. The measure comes as the government continues to face criticism over poor management of legacy infrastructure.
The British data regulator is set to analyze the privacy implications of processing scraped data used for training generative artificial intelligence algorithms. The Information Commissioner's Office is soliciting comments from AI developers, legal experts and other industry stakeholders.
A U.K. parliamentary committee investigating ransomware threats recommended a more aggressive stance against threat actors and said the government should consider making incident reporting mandatory and provide government support for public sector victims "to the point of full recovery."
The U.K. government accused Russia's domestic intelligence agency of running a yearslong campaign to interfere in British politics. U.S. federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal indictment against two FSB agents, accursing them of phishing campaigns against national security government employees.
British Conservative lawmakers are pushing ahead with legislation modifying the U.K. codification of European privacy law despite objections from privacy advocates and concerns about the legislation's impact on European trade. Government backers say the bill will bolster the domestic AI industry.
Britain's privacy watchdog on Friday said it will continue fighting to impose a fine on Clearview AI for allegedly violating the privacy rights of Britons after a tribunal sided with the facial recognition company by vacating a 7.5 million-pound penalty.
The risk of critical infrastructure hacking in the United Kingdom likely grew in the last year, says the national cybersecurity agency, citing a slew of high-profile ransomware attacks. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a main driver of growing risk in cyberspace, the agency says.
The U.K. communication regulator laid down plans to implement a controversial regulation intended to prevent online child sexual abuse material after it officially became law. The Online Safety Bill received royal assent on Thursday after it was cleared by the parliament in September.
The U.K. Parliament is calling on experts to provide information on improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity amid mounting concerns that internet-connected systems underpinning functions such as power delivery and healthcare are vulnerable to hackers.
The British government's ambitions to turn the United Kingdom into a global leader in artificial intelligence are "unrealistic," warn researchers from the University of Cambridge. Experts say legal hurdles and lack of economic incentive pose major challenges.
Information Security Media Group recently concluded its Cybersecurity Summit: London, which brought together industry leaders for a day of informative sessions covering a diverse range of critical cybersecurity topics, including CISOs' vulnerability to liability, ransomware threats and burnout.
The British government on Thursday signed onto a European deal easing trans-Atlantic commercial data flows with the United States, telling Parliament that the United Kingdom will accede to a Brussels-led agreement that allows American firms such as Facebook and Google to store Europeans' data.
A day after the British Parliament approved a bill intended to eradicate child abuse content, cabinet officials called on social media giant Meta to halt a rollout of end-to-end encryption. Meta hasn't provided assurances that it will safeguard users, charged Home Secretary Suella Braverman.